CREATIVE CONFERENCE | Friday, April 8, 2016

7 Stages

Pre-Production Law 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
ENTERTAINMENT LAW PANEL — Experienced entertainment attorneys discuss the legalities of pre-production for narrative, documentary, television, and webcasting projects. Topics include: optioning source materials, copyrights, life-story rights, liability for defamation, publicity rights, contracts and clearances. Panelists will also offer industry insights and review of some of the latest Hollywood legal disputes.

In The Trenches: Communicating With Your Crew 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
DIRECTING PANEL — Directors work closely with every department on a film set, answering hundreds of creative and logistical questions each day. Learn how to properly communicate with your crew to ensure your vision shines through while inspiring theirs. Featuring Charlene Fisk of #ATLFF film "The Founders".

Plaza Theatre Upstairs

Distribute This 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
DISTRIBUTION PANEL — While many new, ever-changing platforms exist for distribution today, distribution is still the goal for many indie filmmakers. But where do you find distribution? What are distributors looking for and what’s the best way to approach them?

Crowdfunding to Build Independence
12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
SEED & SPARK PRESENTATION — The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience, and crowdfunding has become a fundamental piece of many independent films. But many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career and provide groundwork for distribution that. Film-related projects will be provided with the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience.

Kickstarter How To: Audience Building & Engagement 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
CROWDFUNDING PRESENTATION — Over the past six years, Kickstarter has transformed the creative process, proving that when artists and audiences band together, there is no limit on what can be accomplished. Join Film Outreach Lead Dan Schoenbrun for an overview of the past, the present, and the future of film on Kickstarter. We'll explore the essentials of a great Kickstarter project, discuss best practices and key takeaways from several of our most notable, forward-thinking film campaigns, and discuss how to build and engage audiences on Kickstarter.

Tax Incentive Talk 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Learn about Georgia's tax incentives: how they work, the paperwork required to apply for them, and how to track your expenses.